You would be surprised at the number of people who would choose a healthier option for a meal, snack, or dessert if presented to them (and if just as delicious). The reality is that eating healthy can be quite time consuming, tedious, and not very transportable or made available. And lets be honest, if it is available somewhere it’s twice the price… (cue eye roll).
Our society can make it so tough sometimes and ESPECIALLY around the holidays. Often the stores are flooded with treats, chocolate, candies, carbs, cheese, and don’t forget the horrendous figgy pudding lol. These items are not only stocked to the max in stores but put right up front, readily available and right…before…your…eyes.
This also makes it tough when travelling during the holidays because you are not at home cooking and relying on either others to prepare your food or you are eating out which has challenges in and of it’s own.
In these situations being prepared is always your best option. Taking time for yourself to move, breathe, and be still is always very important as well. I know often we have a hard time making ourselves a priority with so much going on. Delicious food seems to be the most easy way to cope.
But what if there was magically healthier options? What if we take time out of the equation? Money out of the equation? and painfully tedious tasks such as chopping vegetables out? Better yet what if you could gift these options to somebody else? Tis the season for giving and spreading cheer right?
I bet you anyone can think of someone who is going through some shit this holiday season. Someone who’s having a baby? Someone who’s loved one is sick? Someone who is too lonely and socially anxious to leave the house?
You would be surprised how a good nutritious meal made with love could make someone feel!
I know not everyone chooses to focus on their health but if the option is there and the food or snack is STILL just as delicious what would you choose?
Sometimes it just takes one day of pumping the body full of vitamins and minerals to start to feel good again, get some energy back in the system, and gather some motivation to start treating yourself right!
Eating right isn’t about focusing on our appearance but it’s 100% practicing self care!
So next potluck you attend, next holiday meal you were asked to bring a side for, or next time a loved one is in need of a meal, choose to bring a little bit of health into someones life to show them you want to take care of them too. Leading by example sometimes is the best gift you can give someone.
Here are some of my healthy ideas I will be dropping off tonight: